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Africana Catalogue Q232 15th April 2015
|#23542 Eve, Jeanette. (Illus. Basil Mills). A LITERARY GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CAPE. Places And The Voices Of Writers. Printed wraps. 402pp illustrated. large 8vo. No inscriptions. crease to front wrap at lower corner, contents unmarked, hence VG-. Double Storey. Cape Town 2003. isbn 9780199930152|
Selected excerpts from writers of the Eastern Cape past and present with brief biographical notes and a continuing travelogue locating them in time and space.
|#23658 Berold, Robert. ALL THE DAYS. Printed wraps 69pp. A Fine unmarked copy. Deep South. Grahamstown 2008. isbn 9780958491556|
Inscribed and signed by Author. Author's fourth collection crowns him as South Africa's unofficial poet laureate.
|#23549 Berold, Robert. & Wessels, Paul. (Eds). TYHINI 2013. 357pp paperback. Fine condition. ISEA 2013. isbn 9780981405360|
Tyhini is an annual publication of work produced by students and staff of the Rhodes University MA in Creative Writing course. Taking its name from a Xhosa exclamation of astonishment, disbelief, sometimes skepticism. Features short stories, personal meditations and essays, poetry and excerpts from debut novels.
|#23648 Blackburn, Douglas. LEAVEN. A Black And White Story. 196pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG-F condition. University of Natal Press 1991. isbn 9780869808047|
'Leaven' first appeared in London in 1908, and was widely hailed as the first modern South African novel and the first worthy successor to Schreiner's 'The Story of an African Farm'. Many felt it offered a penetrating critique of South African society. Examines race relations, in a way that had never been undertaken before in fiction, and which is startlingly recognisable today.
|#23654 Bosman, Herman Charles. (Ed Stephen Gray). MAKAPAN'S CAVES AND OTHER STORIES. 190pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Penguin 1987 1st edition. isbn 978014092622|
Twenty-seven stories including eight previously uncollected ones.
|#23657 Cartwright, Justin. THE SONG BEFORE IT IS SUNG. 276pp paperback. No inscriptions. Fine condition. Bloomsbury 2008. isbn 9780747585947|
A tale of Axel von Gottberg's conspiracy to assassinate Hitler.
|#23599 Chapman, Michael. & Dangor, Achmat. (Eds). VOICES FROM WITHIN. Black Poetry From Southern Africa. 259pp paperback. No inscriptions. G-VG condition. Donker 1990 rpt. isbn 9780868521190|
A comprehensive anthology ranging from the earliest known poems of the Khoisan to the apocalyptic Soweto verses of the 1970s. Also includes poetry from Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique.
|#23614 Crouch, E.H. SOUTH AFRICAN POETRY & VERSE. Collected From Various Sources And Arranged By ... Gilt dec. red cloth boards. 278pp 12mo. Eps lightly foxed else VG condition. Juta 1907.|
Inscribed on half-title page to one contributor thus: "Miss Amy Sutherland. With Compliments. E.H. Crouch. La Croix Cambridge 1907". Verse by Perceval Gibbon, W.E. Hunter, R.J.T. Jefferson, "Rip van Winkel", John Runcie, F.C. Slater, Herbert Price, W.C. Scully, H.H. Dugmore, A. Vine Hall, F.C. Kolbe, Lance Fallaw, Thomas Pringle, William Rodger Thomson, M.J. MacMahon, A.C. Fairlie, G.E. Bulger, W. Selwyn, Herbert Tucker, "Mu", G. Longmore, E.B. Watermeyer, John Noble, "Kaffa"' T. McCall, Ralph Renaude, Amy Sutherland, J.G., J.R., T.W., J.S. Judd, John Fairbairn, "Thistle", F.F., Z., "Omicron", Cullen Gouldsbury, George Kett, J.R.E., J.P. Ritchie.
|#23668 Driver, Dorothy. (Ed). PAULINE SMITH. Southern African Literature Series No.3. 235pp softcover. Ownership stamp ffep. spine faded else at least VG. very nice clean copy. McGraw Hill 1983. isbn 0074506595|
Author of famous novels such as 'The Little Karoo' & 'The Beadle' this resource includes extracts from journals and letters, contemporary reviews, the literary background, and modern critiques on various issues.
|#23666 Du Plessis, I.D. VERSAMELDE VERSE. 'n Keur Uit Sy Digbundels. Red cloth boards. 104pp 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (dusty, one closed tear lower front edge else no loss or). Nasionale Boekhandel 1970 1st edition.|
|#23565 Du Plessis, I.D. (Illus. Le Roux Smith Le Roux). DIE VLAMMENDE FEZ. Verse Deur ... Red cloth boards. 63pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. G condition. Uni-Volkpers 1945 2nd printing.|
|#23564 Du Plessis, I.D. (Illus. Le Roux Smith Le Roux). LAND VAN ONS VADERE. Verse Deur ... Gilt title on green cloth boards. 79pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. G+ condition. Uni-Volkspers 1945. 1st edition of 2000.|
|#23649 Eppel, John. D.G.G. BERRY'S THE GREAT NORTH ROAD. A Novel. 216pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Carrefour - Hippogriff. Cape Town 1992 1st edition. isbn 0958317828|
Author's first novel satirises the white Matabeleland community of the 1950s and 80s. Winner of the MNet prize in 1993.
|#23660 Eppel, John. SPOILS OF WAR. Poems By ... 48pp softcover. No inscriptions. some very minor creases to wrap (not visible on reverse of card) hence VG+ condition. Carrefour Press 1989. isbn 0620133155|
Author's first collection of poetry which won the 1989 Ingrid Jonker prize (South African literary prize for the best debut work of Afrikaans or English poetry).
|#23661 Eppel, John. WHITE MAN CRAWLING. 83pp paperback. A Fine copy. no inscriptions. 'ama Books. Bulswayo 2007. isbn 9780797433908|
Tongue-in-check humorous verse and prose on the situation in Zimbabwe today.
|#23644 Essop, Ahmed. NOORJEHAN And Other Stories. 141pp paperback. No inscriptions. A Fine copy. Ravan 1990 1st edition. isbn 9780869753934|
Author's second collection of short stories.
|#23645 Essop, Ahmed. THE HAJJI And Other Stories. 120pp paperback. Ownership stamp ffep, wraps rubbed, ff tanning, else a VG copy. Ravan 1978 1st edition isbn 0869750917|
Author's first collection of short stories.
|#23646 Essop, Ahmed. THE VISITATION. 98pp softcover. Ownership stamp ffep. ff tanned hence VG condition. Ravan 1980 1st edition. isbn 0869751832|
Author's first novel.
|#23562 Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy. (Illus. E. Caldwell). JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD. Gilt title on terracotta cloth boards. 475pp illustrated coloured frontis & b/w plates, marginal drawings, maps on eps. 8vo. VG condition in G+ dustwrapper (worn, chipped around head of spine, no major loss or tears). Longmans Green. London 1961 imp.|
The famous South African classic in the popular edition that almost every South African read as a child. This is the full unedited and unexpurgated version in Fitzpatrick's own words.
|#23677 Gardener, Susan. & SWcott, Patricia E. (Comp). BESSIE HEAD. A Bibliography. 52pp paperback. VG++ condition. Bibliographies 1. NELM 1986. isbn 0620080361||£5.00|
|#23670 Gray, Stephen. (Ed). HERMAN CHARLES BOSMAN. Southern African Literature Series No.6. 204pp softcover. Ownership stamp ffep. VG condition, a nice clean copy. McGraw Hill 1986. isbn 0074506781|
Author of many novels set in the far Western Transvaal, this resource includes extracts from the author's own writings, contemporary reviews, the literary background, and modern critiques on various issues.
|#23676 Gray, Stephen. (Ed). THE PENGUIN BOOK OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN STORIES. 328pp paperback. No inscriptions. a clean G-VG copy. Penguin 1985 1st edition. isbn 9780140072396|
From pre-Christian African legends to tales of the white settlers colonisation of South Africa. Includes material previously unpublished from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
|#23546 Heyns, Michiel. THE CHILDREN'S DAY. 244pp paperback. Johnathan Ball. Johannesburg 2002 1st edition. isbn 9781868421251|
The novel captures the essence of what it was like for an adolescent growing up in a remote Free State village in a world fraught with contradictions of class, race, gender, and language during the apartheid years of the sixties.
|#23566 Heyns, Michiel. THE RELUCTANT PASSENGER. 435pp softcover 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Jonathan Ball 2004 reprint. isbn 9781868421602|
An entertaining comic novel set in Cape Town.
|#23643 Jamal, Ashraf. LOVE THEMES FOR THE WILDERNESS. 297pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG condition. Kwela Books/Random House. Cape Town 1996. isbn 9780795700392||£10.00|
|#23642 Jamal, Ashraf. THE SHADES. 197pp paperback. No inscription. VG condition. Brevitas. Howick 2002 1st edition. isbn 1874976147|
Author's first collection of stories which won the Sanlam Literary Award in 2002.
|#23597 Jelloun, Tahar Ben. THE SAND CHILD. 165pp paperback. A Fine unread copy. John Hopkins UP 2000. isbn 9780801864407|
To thwart islamic inheritance laws the protagonist raises his 8th daughter as a boy. Naturally this is going to cause difficulties later on.
|#23662 Lagan, Cathal. SANDBIRD. 67pp paperback. 67pp paperback. No inscriptions. A Fine copy. Lovedale Press. Alice 1899. isbn 0869861581|
Verse. Some of the poems have previously appeared in New Coin, New Contrast, and other publications.
|#23560 Livingstone, Douglas. EYES CLOSED AGAINST THE SUN. Gold printed wraps. 43pp. Sello residue inside wraps else a Good clean copy, Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1975 reprint. isbn 0195700740|
A collection of poetry. Includes clipping of obituary on his death in 1996 by Stephen Gray.
|#23640 Mann, Chris. (Illus. Julia Skeen). HOME FROM HOME. New And Selected Poems. 182pp illustrated paperback. Gift inscription from Author on title page. A Fine unread copy. Echoing Green 2010. isbn 9780980250176|
All of us experience moments in our lives when the ordinary is charged with significance. Lingering in the memory these 'homes from home' tell us much about ourselves. In this collection of poems about animals and art to love, science and spirituality, the reader could discover some of their homes from home.
|#23547 Marciano, Francesca. RULES OF THE WILD. 306pp paperback. Small bookshop stamp and ownership inscription ffep else VG condition. Cape. London 1998. isbn 9780224052566|
Romantic novel set in contemporary Nairobi.
|#23638 Matthews, James. NO TIME FOR DREAMS. Feelings By James Matthews. 62pp softcover. Ownership stamp ffep. contents unmarked, rear wrap a little creased near spine. overall VG condition. BLAC Publishing. Athlone 1981. isbn 0909237077|
|#23659 Matthews, James. POISONED WELLS AND OTHER DELIGHTS. A Collection Of Feelings. 77pp paperback. No inscriptions. a VG-F copy. BLAC Publishing. 1990. isbn 0909237097|
|#23650 Mda, Zakes. SHE PLAYS WITH DARKNESS. 207pp paperback. Ownership stamp ffep. G-VG condition. has original tipped-in errata page. Vivlia 1995 4th imp. isbn 1874868913|
Author's second novel.
|#23630 Nakasa, Nat. (Ed. Essop Patel). THE WORLD OF NAT NAKASA. Staffrider Series No.27. 206pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Ravan Press 1985 2nd imp. isbn 086975050X|
Includes additional pieces to the first edition.
|#23600 Ndebele, Njabulo S. FOOLS. 140pp softcover No inscriptions. G-VG condition. Francolin 2011. isbn 9781868590148|
This novella was the title story from 'Fools And Other Stories. This is an educational edition with supplementary material.
|#23543 Olifant, Andries Walter. & Vladislavic, Ivan. (Eds). STAFFRIDER. Vol.7 No.1 1988. 98pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Ravan Press 1988.|
Contributors include John Kani, Gerald Sekoto, Don Mattera, Martin Trump, Gary Rathbone, & others. Essays, poetry, graphics.
|#23544 Olifant, Andries Walter. & Vladislavic, Ivan. (Eds). STAFFRIDER. Vol.7 No.2. 1988. 96pp softcover. No inscriptions. G-VG condition. Ravan Press 1988.|
Contributors include Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, David Hlongwane, Chris Chapman, Barbara Schreiner. Essays, poetry, graphics.
|#23665 Peters, Lenrie. POEMS. 44pp in the original stiff card wraps. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Mbari. Ibadan Nigeria 1964.|
Author's first published book of poems. Some may have been published previously in Black Orpheus.
|#23674 Plomer, William. (Ed Stephen Gray). TURBOTT WOLFE. With Background Pieces by Roy Campbell ... Red cloth boards. 203pp. Ownership inscription ffep. a G+ clean copy. no dustwrapper. Donker 1980. isbn 094993769X|
With Background Pieces by Roy Campbell (The Significance of Turbott Wolfe), William Plomer (Three Letters), Laurens Van Der Post (The Turbott Wolfe Affair), Nadine Gordimer (A Wilder Fowl), Michael Herbert (Turbott Wolfe and the Critics), Peter Wilhelm (Mask and Reality in Turbott Wolfe), David Brown (Africa through English Eyes: The 1920s and Turbott Wolfe) And Stephen Gray (Turbott Wolfe in Context). Edited by Stephen Gray.
|#23595 Plomer, William. (Ed. Stephen Gray). SELECTED POEMS. 158pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Ad Donker 1985. isbn 9780868520667|
This hard to find selection emphasizes his English poems.
|#23656 Roberts, Sheila. OUTSIDE LIFE'S FEAST. Short Stories. 116pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG condition. A.D. Donker. Johannesburg 1975 1st edition. isbn 0949937169|
Author's first collection of short stories, some of which have previously been published in 'Contrast' magazine.
|#23592 Scott, John. (Illus. John Jackson). WHERE'S ALL THE WHITE AIR GONE? Green cloth boards. 140pp 8vo. No inscriptions. ff tanned else a VG+ copy in G++ dustwrapper (rubbed, spine faded, no chips, loss, or tears). Don Nelson 1977 1st edition. isbn 0909238294|
A selection of Author's Cape Times & Sunday Times columns from the years 1975 to 1977.
|#23679 Scully, William Charles. BETWEEN SUN AND SAND A Tale Of An African Desert and 'Noqualas's Cattle, A Tragedy Of The Rinderpest'. Terracotta cloth boards. Externally an attractive copy, slight spine lean, spine a little darkened, 4 square corners, VG condition. Two different ownership inscriptions and ownership stamp to ffep else contents unmarked. attractive but flawed thus. Juta (1912).|
Originally published in 1898 when Author was a magistrate in Namaqualand, the first of the two stories is set there and reflects contemporary life. The second story tells of the Rinderpest epidemic in the Transkei through the eyes of a Hlubi tribesman.
|#23413 Smith, Wilbur. THE QUEST. Black cloth boards. 503pp 8vo. No inscriptions. edges tanned else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears but rear top edge almost imperceptably damp stained. Attractive copy. Macmillan London 2007 stated 1st edition, 1st printing. isbn 9781405005807||£12.00|
|#23651 Troye, Des. AN ACT OF IMMORALITY. 230pp paperback. No inscriptions. Trans-world 1963|
An early novel highlighting the effects of the immorality laws criminalising sex across the colour line. A supplement gives verbatim the words of Helen Suzman in parliament along with those of other MPs and Ministers.
|#23556 Vaughan, Boyne & Iris. SAKU BONA, STAFFIE NURSE. My Experiences In An African Hospital. Tan cloth boards. 173pp 8vo. No inscriptions. ff tanned. G+ condition in Good dustwrapper (tanned, chipped to head & tail of spine etc but no major loss). Afrikaanse Pers 1964.|
Written from Boyne's casebook by Iris Vaughan (author of 'The Diary Of Iris Vaughan').
|#23639 Vilakazi, Benedict Wallet. (Tr.D. McK. Malcolm. & Florence Louie Friedman). ZULU HORIZONS. The Vilakazi Poems Rendered Into English. Red vynide boards. 190pp 8vo. Ex library with many stamps, number on spine, usual paraphernalia. a Good sound reading copy. Timmins. Cape Town 1962.|
Copy No.498 of 500.
|#23590 Vladislavic, Ivan. MISSING PERSONS. 119pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. David Philip 1989 1st edition. isbn 9780864861382|
Authors first listed published work. 11 short stories.
|#23567 Vladislavic, Ivan. THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET. 304pp softcover 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. David Philip 2001 1st edition. isbn 9780864864918|
Set in Hillbrow during the years of apartheid's demise, the rapid changes taking place are charted by a conservative proof-reader whose life has been devoted to reading telephone directories.
|#23663 Walker, Graham. DANCES IN THE STREET. 62pp softcover. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Hippogriff Press 1989. isbn 9780620143851|
Poems. Some of the poems have previously appeared in Sesame, The English Academy Review, & Soundings.
|#23596 Wicomb, Zoe. DAVID'S STORY. Printed wraps 209pp. A Fine unread copy. Kwela. Cape Town 2002. isbn 9780795701092|
Brings to life the history of the Griqua people. The protagonist David is as confused about the meaning and import of the freedom struggle as a 'coloured' of Griqua descent as he is about women.
|#23641 Wilhelm, Peter. AT THE END OF A WAR. 160pp paperback. Ownership stamp ffep, ff tanning, else VG+ condition. Ravan Press 1981 1st edition. isbn 0869752170|
Six short stories, including the title novella, dealing with contact and conflict in Southern Africa.
|#23653 Wilhelm, Peter. SOME PLACE IN AFRICA. 121pp paperback. No inscriptions. spine faded hence VG condition. Donker 1987 1st edition. isbn 9780868521114|
A collection of short stories by the author.
|#23673 Wilhelm, Peter. THE DARK WOOD. Printed wraps. 161pp 8vo. Ownership stamp ffep. spine lean. a Good clean copy. Ravan. Johannesburg 1977 stated 1st edition. isbn 08697506900|
Author's first novel.
|#23652 Wilhelm, Peter. THE HEALING PROCESS. 211pp paperback. No inscriptions. soft crease to front wrap hence G++ condition. Donker. Craighall 1988. isbn 9780868521534|
Novel. "In the remotest part of South Africa, a disease-ridden homeland subject to violent political events, a small group of doctors struggle to maintain themselves and their craft."
|#23671 Wilhelm, Peter. & Polley, James. POETRY SOUTH AFRICA. Selected Papers From Poetry '74. Terracotta cloth boards. 150pp 8vo. Ownership stamp ffep. no inscriptions. fading to top 1cm of spine, hence a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (minor loss at head of spine and adjacent wear, but no major loss, tears, or chips). A very clean copy all round. Donker 1976. isbn 0949937312|
The 1974 poetry festival held at the University of Cape Town brought poets together for lectures, discussions, workshops and public readings of their work. Essays by: Ridley Beeton, Geoffrey Haresnape, Tim Couzens, Jack Cope, Walter Saunders, Guy Butler, Mike Kirkwood, Christopher Hope, & Douglas Livingstone.
|#23672 Wright, David. (Ed. C.H. Sisson). A SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUM. POEMS BY DAVID WRIGHT. Mantis Poets 9. Printed green card wraps.26pp. Ownership stamp ffep. faded around spine hence VG condition only. Mantis Editions of Southern African Poets. David Philip 1976 isbn 0949968560||£10.00|
|#23664 Zwelonke, D.M. ROBBEN ISLAND. African Writers Series No.128. 151pp softcover. Ownership stamp ffep. Good condition. clean but worn. Heinemann 1973 1st edition. isbn 0435901281|
A novel based on Author's personal experience of imprisonment on Robben Island.
|M. Mint.||F. Fine.|
|VG. Very Good.||G. Good.|
|annots. annotations.||bds. boards.|
|col. cold. colour(ed).||d/w dust-wrapper.|
|eps endpapers.||ff. leaves.|
|f(f)eps front (free) endpapers.||fox. foxed.|
|illus. illustrated.||o/w otherwise.|
|pp. pages.||sl. slight.|
|sm. small.||sp. spine|
|u/l underlining||v. very.|
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